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Snacks For Diabetics

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Eating a healthy diet is key to protecting the body against inflammations and advanced illness effects. This deal goes all the way even when choices of snacks have to be made. This article addresses the snacks which are healthy and hardly pose risk to people with diabetes also highlighting their benefits.

  1. Hard boiled eggs

Enjoy a hard-boiled egg for a snack on its own, or garnish with a healthy topping like guacamole. Eggs contain high amount of protein, 1 large hard-boiled egg provides 6 grams of protein. Protein helps in repair of damaged cells. Other benefits of having an egg include; reduced risk of heart disease, decrease inflammation, improved insulin sensitivity and improved cholesterol levels.

  1. Yogurt with Berries

This is a great snack for diabetics because berries have an anti-inflammatory factor which is contributed by the antioxidants present in them. They reduce inflammation and prevent damage to cells of the pancreas, the organ responsible for releasing hormones that lower blood sugar levels.

Yogurt contains probiotics which helps the body with the ability to break down food containing sugar and utilize it. Yogurt is rich in protein, which is well-known for helping keep blood sugar levels under control. Greek yogurt is known to be very high in proteins.

  1. Handful of Almonds

The ability of almonds to help stabilize blood sugar is due to the combination of fiber, protein and healthy fats they contain, all of which are known to have an important role in diabetes management (health line).

Almonds are quite high in calories, it is best to limit your portion size to about a handful when eating them as a snack.

  1. Avocado

Avocado is rich in mono saturated fats and fiber, these two can help prevent blood sugar from spiking after having food. You can eat avocado on its own, or make it into a dip such as guacamole. Avocados are quite high in calories, it is best to stick with a serving size of one-fourth to one-half an avocado.

  1. Beef Sticks

They are high in proteins and low in carbohydrates content making them excellent for people with diabetes. If possible, you should choose beef sticks that are made with grass-fed beef. Compared to grain-fed beef, grass-fed beef is higher in omega-3 fatty acids, which are known for their potential role in keeping blood sugar levels stable (healthline). Beef sticks are high in sodium which can lead to high blood pressure and should therefore be consumed in moderation.

  1. Roasted Chickpeas

As seen with the Hummus that chickpeas plays a great role in managing diabetes. Regular consumption of chickpeas plays a role in preventing the progression of diabetes. Make a good snack of chickpeas by roasting them to a crunchy texture. Make them fun and tasty by roasting with olive oil and seasoning

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